Spansion Wins Samsung Telecom’s Most Valued
Partner Award for 2004
Seoul, Korea --
Spansion LLC, the Flash Memory subsidiary of AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), today announced it has received one of the Most Valued Partner awards from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. for 2004. This award, given to only five of Samsung’s outstanding overseas partners, represents an important customer acknowledgement of Spansion’s efforts to provide superior Flash memory products and technical support to the global wireless handset industry.
“We are proud to be honored as one of Samsung’s leading partners,” said Bertrand Cambou, president and CEO of Spansion. “Samsung is one of the world’s premiere suppliers of mobile handsets and Spansion™ Flash memory enables them to produce affordable mobile products that are extremely competitive and feature-rich.
Our close relationship with Samsung has been built around our ability to meet their continually evolving mobile design requirements.”
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies. Sales at its parent company in 2003 totaled $36.4 billion while net income was $5.0 billion. Employing approximately 88,000 people at 89 offices in 46 countries, the company consists of six main business units: Corporate Technology Operations, Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips, TFT-LCDs and VCRs. For more information, visit www.samsung.com
“Samsung provides its Most Valued Partner award to companies that moved beyond simply being a supplier to a partner that provides a system level solution that help Samsung’s products excel in the marketplace,” said KS Hyun, Executive Vice President, Procurement Team, Mobile Communication Division, Samsung Electronics Co.,Ltd. “Our comprehensive evaluation clearly show that Spansion has provided products and support worthy of its market leadership.”
Spansion, the Flash memory subsidiary of AMD (NYSE:AMD) and Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), is the world’s leading manufacturer of NOR Flash memory. Spansion Flash memory is used by leaders in the wireless, cellular, automotive, networking, telecommunications and consumer electronics markets. Spansion offers the industry’s broadest Flash memory portfolio, including 5-, 3-, and 1.8-volt products from 1- to 512-megabits in single-die and multi-chip product configurations. Spansion engineering innovations, such as the award-winning MirrorBit™ technology and simultaneous read-write (SRW) architecture, continue to advance the state of the art.
To address global consumer desire for Flash-enabled products, Spansion operates four dedicated commercial Flash fabs and four dedicated Flash assembly sites around the world. All Spansion production fabs are certified to the demanding ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 9001:2000 quality standards and the ISO 14001 environmental standard. Spansion also operates a world-class development fab to accelerate introduction of next-generation technologies.
Information about Spansion Flash memory solutions is available at http://www.spansion.com/overview
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